Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups on Radio 4, meanwhile, is as grounded as you like. It's warm and gentle, with just enough bite to stop it from dissolving into mushy nostalgia. The series consists of dramatised phone calls between Tom and his family, interspliced with sections where Tom directly addresses the audience to move the story along. These moments are fun – the radio equivalent of Miranda looking to camera and pulling a face – but the real joy is listening to Tom interact with the actors playing his family.
It's all so keenly observed. His parents still answer the phone by blurting out their own number. And while they fit the universal stereotype of an ageing couple – mum is kind and overshares, dad is obsessed with historical minutiae and convinced that everything costs too much – but there's just enough specificity to reassure us that he really knows these people.